Showing (off) your Roon setup - description and photos [2015 - 2021-03]

My dog used to howl when my brother played Britney Spears. He very much liked Beniamino Gigli singing arie antiche though.

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My cat used to hide under the couch when I played T. Waits.

Check this thread for a better way to fix room correction (with optional crosstalk reduction), that equipment deserve it: Roon & Home Audio Fidelity (Room Correction / convolution filter creation)

Thanks , Magnus , I’ll give it a try . I’ve used a number of software/hardware -based room correction systems . The only full-spectrum solution I really liked was from Tact Audio which incorporated room correction in their preamp . It was cumbersome , time-consuming and required connection to a fairly robust computer to work effectively but , at least for me , did the job .

DSpeaker was recommended to me by MBL and it corrected a bass problem that I couldn’t fix with crossover adjustments .

New Innuos Zenith SE Music Server Installed.

24hrs in and it sounds fantastic feeding a SONORE microRend 1.4 (+ LPS-1) and Chord Hugo TT

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@Paul_Barrow Nice setup, can I ask why you have chosen to go from the Innuos Zenith SE to a microrendu then Hugo TT, did you try the Zenith SE direct to the Hugo TT?

Russ

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Thanks Russ,

The Innuos has replaced an iMac with which I was using the microRendu, so I’ve set it up in the same way. I briefly tried the direct USB connection but only with a cheap USB cable, and I couldn’t really hear much if any difference.

Once the Innuos has had a chance to burn in I’ll give it another try. I’m hoping to borrow a decent USB cable.

Paul

I have heard the Zenith SE, I think you will be very impressed with it and be able to release your microrendu for a new zone :smirk: Are you using the Zenith for storage, if so did you have an SSD fitted as opposed to a hard drive.

Well it’s sounding great already so i’m looking forward to hearing what it can do with direct USB. Cutting out boxes, cables and PSU’s would be great as I prefer simple.

I’m looking for recommendations on USB cables? I was thinking of Curious as I’ve seen some very positive comments.

Yes my library is on the Zenith and the SE comes with SSD anyway.

I had a small software issue this morning and emailed Innuos support at 6:45am and had a response shortly after. By 9am Nuno from Innuos (Owner and Director) had connected on a remote session and sorted it out. Brilliant service and on a Saturday!!

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I have met Nuno and am not at all surprised by his excellent attitude he is a genuinely nice person, as for cables I use a Tellurium Q Silver usb cable and am very pleased with the results, I also have a curious usb but preferred the Tellurium Q.

I have no vested interest with Tellurium Q

Russ

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Storage on Synology DS918+ in a closet. Next to other equipment, Roon core on Intel NUC7I3BNK in a fanless Akasa Newton chassis. From NUC straight to DAC (Classe Sigma SSP) via the asynchronous USB input. Poweramps old Anthem MCA’s, speakers Dynaudio Contour (old aswell).

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Finally, after years with my Living Voice, replaced with pair of little aliens.

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Magico Q5, ARC Ref 610T, Ref 5SE pre, Ref 2 phono, SME 20/12, Playback Designs MPS-5, Mac Mini running Roon, 2xUSB drives. Nordost and Transparent cabling

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Very nice.
What do you do for power for those ARCs?

The whole hifi is on a separate power line from the rest of the house - doesn’t go through the fuze box either. No filtering for the ARCs, only Valhalla power cables on them (does make a difference!)

Living Roon, I see what you did there :slight_smile:

Just purchased an iPad stand, very pleased with it, pictures below.
I have no connection with the company but if you are curious here is a link to the Yohann website

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Serious setup…:heart:️:+1:. Which cartridge do you use in your record player ?

Koetsu Coralstone Platinum

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How do you address electrical safety?